September 11, 2022: Lost and Found

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Scripture: Timothy 1:12-17; Psalm 14; Luke 15:1-10

  • “Christians, While on Earth Abiding,” arr. by Ben Logan; Pauline Olsen, organ
  • “Breath of God, Breath of Peace,” by Adam M. L. Tice; Trinity Singers
  • Hymn 103: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,”by Walter Chalmers Smith
  • Hymn 2162: “Grace Alone,” by Scott Wesley Brown and Jeff Nelson
  • “Country Road,” by Edward MacDowell; Pauline Olsen, organ
  • Special Music: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,”” arr. by Brant Adams; tune: St. Denio, Traditional Welsh Melody; Carlos Xavier, flute; Donna Grubbs, piano
  • Readings from Scripture: Timothy 1:12-17; Psalm 14; Dick Bennett
  • Sermon: “Lost and Found,” Pastor Desi Larson
  • Hymn 381: “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” by Dorothy A. Thrupp
  • Hymn 431: “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson
  • “We’ve a Story to Tell,” arr. by Humphrey Turner; Pauline Olsen, organ

Hymn leader: Jerry Wright

Notes on Special Music: Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise

The words of this hymn were written by Walter Smith in 1867. The tune used is that of a traditional Welsh ballad. Walter was born in 1824 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He studied theology in Edinburgh, and was an ordained minister.

The song is based on the words found in 1 Timothy 1-17. It is a praise and worship hymn. It praises our God who is eternal, immortal, invisible, and all-wise. It is one of those hymns that makes one contemplate the greatness of our God.